Yesterday was the first farmers market of the season, and it was a glorious Spring day. We could not have asked for better weather!
I didn't get a pavilion space this year, so I get to set up a tent. The good news is I have more space to show off my stuff. :) Here is my set-up yesterday:
I hope to have more framed ribbon wreaths on that back table. Several people commented on them, AND I got a commission for a purple one. YAY! Plus, there's room on that table for anything else I think up that's not a card.
I apologize in advance for the poorer-than-usual quality of these photos, but it was so BRIGHT out, I couldn't deal with it.
For the first month or so of the markets, the farmers have mostly plants and the few early vegetables. Here we have asparagus at Farmer Katie's tables:
... and rhubarb:
A cooler full of rhubarb. Some of this came home with me.
Over at Farmer Mike's stand, we have MATERS:
They have a green-house, so they have 'maters from the beginning.
Some of these came home with me, too:
We also had cukes:
and baby summer squash:
We also had some of these peppers:
At least I think they're peppers. Note to self: ask next week.
... and STRAWBERRIES:
Farmer Mike's farm is 2 hours South of here, so he has an earlier growing season. As soon as his strawberries are ending, the other farmers are just starting to get theirs in. We WIN!
I commented to Mike he needed to have squash blossoms. He said, "Oh, like these?" -->
Um, yeah. ;/
and 'mater plants:
I saw lots of people walking around with these.
More radishes at Farmer Margie's:
I call them orn-yons, with a nod to the late, great, Justin Wilson.
Margie also quilts and makes pillows. Here is one with pretty blue flutterbys:
Here's one with cool cats:
This next guy looks suspiciously like our Twitter friend @Southboundcat:
And another kitty pillow:
Yesterday was also the annual May Day parade. Such a pretty day! Here is Main Street, all blocked off and ready to go:
Check out this old car:
And this new one:
I didn't even think they MADE Fiats any more.
At first I thought this was a fire truck, but nope. It's a TOW TRUCK:
H U G E !!!!
There is a new vendor across from me this year, and she sells CAKE POPS:
She only had chocolate and vanilla yesterday, but she said she has LOTS more flavors, and will bring them next week. I am doomed.
She also has cookies on sticks:
The plant booth was hopping! The light was SO BRIGHT, I couldn't get decent pics of all her hanging plants. Here is one that came out sorta okay:
And this one was under a table, so I wasn't blinded and the image wasn't washed out:
This combination of colors is GOR-JUS:
She also had tables of annuals:
This one might be my favorite:
Now for the DOGGIE portion of our show. OMG, they were EVERYWHERE. Let's get started.
These two are the sweetest furry sisters:
As soon as I knelt down to pet them, the brown one sat with her back to me and leaned into me to be petted. Their Mom said that is pretty normal for her.
A doggie encounter:
The breed is from Havana, Cuba. Like curly Lhasas.
This guy really, REALLY wanted Spiderman's cookie:
A doggie in the parade:
A big fur-ball walking past my tent:
Next up, such a cute puppy! Look at those EARS:
He was worthy of another shot:
Another handsome beast:
A market regular is back:
Another doggie encounter:
A Bassett strolled by:
A Pug for Carla:
A weiner dog:
and are you sitting down? Check out this cutie:
He's 10 weeks old! Here's another shot:
Later in the day he was walking through the market. I don't think he's as big as one of the paving bricks! SO ADORABLE!
Okay, one more of the pug for Carla:
That's it! What a perfect day it was! Today I'm in recovery. Heh heh. I did get asked for a sweet 16 card (nope), more Wedding cards (that section is pretty thin) and graduation (also pretty thin.) I guess I have my marching orders for this week. I also need to catch up on challenges and think about my Stamp Camps, which are next Sunday and Monday. I hope to have something stampy to show you soon.
Thanks for stopping by!